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The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally

Bishop of London

  • Independent member of the College Council


The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, 133rd Bishop of London, was appointed as an independent member of the College Council in 2016. She is also a member of the Fellowships and Honorary Degrees Committee.

Dame Sarah, a former nurse, had a distinguished service in the NHS before ordination, culminating in her appointment as the government’s Chief Nursing Officer for England in 1999, when she was the youngest person to be appointed to the post. She was ordained in 2001 and served her curacy in St Saviour’s Battersea Fields, initially as a self-supporting minister. She left her post as Chief Nursing Officer in 2004 to take up full time ministry becoming a Team Rector in Sutton, Surrey in 2006. In 2012 she was installed as Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral.

Dame Sarah was consecrated as Bishop in July 2015 as only the fourth Woman Bishop in the church of England and was Bishop of Crediton from September 2015 to March 2018. Dame Sarah became Bishop of London in April 2018.

She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery. She is a Privy Councellor and member of the House of Lords.

Bishop Sarah is an alumna of King’s College London.